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Middle East Ticker

Partial Ceasefire Begins in Yemen, Turkey Makes New Push for Gulen Extradition, U.S. Concerned about Potential Offensive in Eastern Syria

Yemen peace talks make progress on key issues, Turkey’s foreign minister says the Trump administration is considering expelling Fethullah Gulen and Turkish troops threaten to push into territory held by U.S.-backed forces.

Documents

Documents: Senate Intelligence Committee Publishes Two Reports on Internet Research Agency

On Monday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made public two reports on the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the organization that the Special Counsel's Office charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The full reports can be read at these links and below. 

 

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Michael Flynn Associates Charged in Gulen Extradition Effort

A grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has indicted Bijan Rafiekian and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, both associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, for efforts to secure the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States to Turkey. The document is available here and below.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Senator Mark Warner on a New Cyber Doctrine

Last week, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia addressed a crowd at the Center for New American Security (CNAS), offering what he called a “New Doctrine for Cyberwarfare & Information Operations.” Sen. Warner currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In that role, he helps to oversee that committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. To combat the sort of information warfare and cyberattacks used in that election, as well as the more general and staggering cybersecurity threats posed to U.S.

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